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Lucky 17 get CNC grants


France's National Film Center (CNC) published the list of the 17 films that will receive grants under the avances sur recettes (box office advances) system, for 2003. The grants vary from Euros90,000 to Euros470,000.

The lucky seventeen include some newcomers: Clandestin by François Dupeyron (Les Films en Hiver), Je suis Cézanne by Danièle Huillet and Jean Marie Straub (Atopic), Sous le grand ciel by Pascale Breton (Gemini Films), Qui mange le cœur des hommes? by Jean Marboeuf (Les Aventuriers de l'Image and Les Films du Chantier), Le grand voyage by Ismaël Ferroukhi (Ognon Pictures), Malabar Princess by Gilles Legrand (Epithète Films), Pour l'amour du peuple by E. Sivan and A. Maurion (Arcapix), Passions by Gérard Courant (Les Films d'Ici), Medhi d'Alger by Saïd Ould-Khelifa (Agat Films & Cie), T'inja by Hassan Legzouli (Why Not Productions), Ouaga Saga by Dani Kouyaté (PM Audiovisuel), Petite soeur de Danielle Arbid (Quo Vadis Cinéma) and Demain on déménage by Chantal Akerman (Gemini Films).

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The filmmakers whose projects received the most generous grants were Jean Marboeuf (Euros470,000), Pascale Breton (Euros450,000) and Ismaël Ferroukhi (Euros430,000) although 12 features were granted Euros300,000-plus apiece.
The following completed films will also receive CNC monies: Rêves de France à Marseille by Jean-Louis Comolli (13 Production) gets Euros76,300; Pas si grave by Bernard Rapp (Extravaganza) received Euros76,000 and Euros150,000 for Supernova by Pierre Vinour (Les Enragés).

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(Translated from French)

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